It’s definitely holiday season. The weather is hotting up, you’ve got your well-deserved Liverpool trip booked, and you’re set on indulging in the very finest food. But why settle on eating indoors? The sun is out and there’s plenty of places where you can catch some rays, glimpse some divine views, while tucking into something REALLY delicious. We've picked out some of the best sun spots in the city, for you to satisfy your hunger and sunshine needs β˜€

Commercial District

The gateway to Liverpool’s commercial district, Castle Street has become a real foodie haven for the work crowd on a mission for a spectacular lunch break. Leading up to the city’s Georgian Town Hall you’ll find all manner of dining delights with outdoor seating; try the Rodizio Pizzeria all-you-can-eat Santa Maluco (are you hungry enough to win their Sunday Slice Challenge?) Over towards the Exchange Flags side of the Town Hall sits another delicious Rodizio Bar & Grill - Fazenda; serving all manner of scrumptious Petiscos (Brazilian Tapas) which you can now wash down with their new Summer Drinks menu that we've tried and tested. Thumbs up all around.

For views that stun and food that thrills, head over to Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant inside 30 James Street to dine in sunny style atop their terrace. Prepare to let Liverpool’s magnificent skyline, docklands and sunset blow you away, you’ve been warned!

Relatively new kid on the block, HUS on Tithebarn Street, has delighted both locals and visitors with their impromptu roof terrace barbeques as of late. If you’re looking for a real laid-back hang out and delicious food amongst the hustle and bustle of the district, this is the spot. Remember the sun screen though; this rooftop terrace enjoys some of the best uninterrupted rays in Liverpool.

Baltic Triangle

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Just a 15-minute walk or a £3 taxi from the Liverpool ONE area, the laid-back Baltic Triangle is where city-dwellers come to relax when the sun reaches its peak.

With its eclectic and colourful outside space, Botanical Gin Garden is the place to come and kick back on those sunniest of days. Don’t be fooled, their extensive gin menu isn’t all that they serve. Now open again for a summer of good times, BGG also offers scrumptious Moroccan street-food with the help of Ta’amiya. Expect wraps, meatballs and the best falafels you’ve ever tasted. Wear your best sunglasses and you’ve got a winning sun sesh.

Then there’s the award-winning Constellations, featuring a super chilled atmosphere and an awesome menu to fill any hungry void. Throughout the summer months the outdoor BBQ serves up mouthwatering burgers as well as sharing platters – all washed down with some craft beers such as ‘Love Lane’ from the Garden Bar. Fresh, locally sourced and live music – we think you’ve got yourself a boss spot from breakfast to sundown.

Bold Street & Ropewalks

The bohemian heart of Liverpool. RopeWalks is home to the quirky Bold Street, lined with an eclectic mix of independent stores, coffee houses and restaurants,

For a cool (as in boss not temperature!) summertime hangout where you can buy New York inspired pizza, head to American Pizza Slice to satisfy your pizza needs in the suntrap of a garden whilst listening to chilled tunes and enjoying a cold beer. It’s a perfect venue for a lunch break in between exploring the city or before heading out in the evening.

Not far from here are ‘Best Pizza in England’ winners Amalia pair their generous and hearty portions of real home-made Italian food with a terrace surrounded by green lollipop trees. The sun is hot and the food is out of this world – just make sure you get three courses or you’ll regret it (FYI: we HIGHLY recommend the Gamberoni All’Aglio). Dig in! 

Hope Street area

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With its close proximity to two of our Universities and right in the middle of some of our most innovative theatres, Hope Street is the best place to soak up Liverpool’s cultural feats – and its best alfresco eats.

Head for The Clove Hitch for that laid-back airy bistro feel that serves everything from Sunday roasts, to pre-theatre menus, and a brunch menu that will say goodbye to even the most stubborn of hangovers. Popular with the city’s creatives, the rustic ambience of its courtyard makes you feel like you’re sitting in your own back garden, with some really, really good food.

Just next door is Pen Factory; once home to the Lang pen company, it now prides itself on its tucked away charm, quality food, and a back-yard terrace fit for the sun seekers in your group. It’s a subterranean hub where their seasonal tapas menu keeps you set on coming back over and over just to try it all (and catch those rays, of course).

How about a secret garden? Just a stone’s throw away at Free State Kitchen, you’ll find a contemporary twist on American classics which uses locally sourced produced and fresh ingredients to create a mouth-watering menu of ‘handhelds’ such as burgers, hot dogs and deli-sandwiches. They’ve even planted their own fruit trees and herb garden which makes you feel like you’re sat in your ‘ma’s garden. With picnic-style benches, acoustic tunes and craft beers – it is the perfect summertime hangout. Not so secret now, eh?


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For the perfect suntrap and a lot of soul, head to Revolución de Cuba Liverpool at the Albert Dock where you can dine, drink and relax in the sunshine.  The Latin American inspired menu paired with exotic and exciting cocktails provide a perfect summertime mix of Cuban passion. If you’re looking for somewhere to dine whilst watching the sunset, the head here before enjoying the live music and late night partying in the Casa de la Musica.

Or maybe The Pumphouse? A converted Victorian pumphouse that’s position ensures that it’s a real contender for the best view and sunshine spot in the city. With its large outdoor patio, it’s perfect for a summer’s day where, later, you can watch the sunset over the River Mersey. Most of the Albert Dock and waterside venues have an outside terrace due to the beautiful views - we can hardly blame them - so take a stroll and see where the sun takes you!

Liverpool ONE

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If you’re on a ‘shop to you drop’ mission you will need to take a breather from the world-class shopping and rest your feet.  Head up to Chavasse Park at the top of Liverpool ONE and you will forget you’re in the heart of the shopping precinct. With five acres of landscaped gardens and a Leisure Terrace offering a choice of cuisine from around the world. There’s a great choice of restaurants and bars with outside seating where you can sit, rest and people watch in the sunshine.

Alternatively, pack up a picnic or pick up a takeaway from one of the restaurants, lay out a mat and soak up the sunshine in the heart of the city.

Lark Lane

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Venture to the leafy suburb of Lark Lane for great tastes with a real local independent buzz that you can soak up in the sun. Set a few yards away from Sefton Park and its summer festivities, like LIMF and Africa Oye, the summer months are where this little local lane comes alive.

Family owned and operated Esteban has brought the flavours of the Mediterranean to Lark Lane since 2002; and they seem to bring the sun too with their spacious terrace. Although there’s something summery about Esteban all-year round, lazy days are well-spent munching on Tortilla Espanol and Potaje Scouse – their very own Spanish Scouse.

Just a little further, Bistro Noir offers the chance to bask like a local in their small albeit quirky and cute outside seating. There’s probably no better place on the Lane to sit and watch the world go by then here, and the homemade Noir burgers aren’t bad either πŸ˜‰

Over on the Wirral Peninsula

Because there are so many gorgeous spots here, we’re SO glad that some restaurants have decided to open their doors to their beautiful surroundings.

The spot on all of the locals’ lips is Sheldrakes in the Heswall area – once you get there, you’ll understand why. You’ll be mesmerised by the spectacular views of the Dee Estuary and the Welsh mountains. Good news! You can enjoy them all day on their terrace. From a la carte to traditional Sunday lunch, they’ll make sure you don’t go hungry – it’s all delicious! 

Make sure you tag us in your Instagram pics with #itsliverpool - we'd love to know what spots you tried!



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